Freemium: Meaning of the term explained - with examples
The video game industry has evolved rapidly and in this process numerous new categories, genres and terms have emerged. Particularly important among them are freemium games, and we explain what's behind them.The term freemium cannot be applied only to games, as it stands for a certain business principle. However, the gaming market is the most important and well-known application area for freemium offers.
Freemium: meaning explained using video gamesFreemium is composed of Free and Premium. This means:
- Freemium software is basically free.
- In the program, however, there is content that is only available for a fee - this represents the premium part.
- In terms of games, this means: freemium are necessarily always also free-to-play games; however, the reverse is not always true (although most of the time), as there are free games that do not offer purchasable additional content. Such games fall into the free-to-play category, but not under freemium.